Blog Posts tagged with American art

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This work, entitled Two Women, is part of de Koonings important Clam Diggers series.  The piece reveals his distinctive style, which embraced the figural yet bordered on abstraction.

The Cutting Edge: Abstract Expressionist Paintings by Willem de Kooning

Posted: May 23, 2016 16:03 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

At once dominant and liberating, the work of Dutch-American artist Willem de Kooning has no equal. A leader and founding member of the Abstract Expressionist movement, de Kooning created art that stemmed from the subconscious, focusing on the spontaneous, often intense, creative process, expressing an untamed energy never before seen, or since equaled.   De Kooning avoided being boxed into a particular movement or style, preferring rather to focus upon the raw emotions and subjective. Upon examination, the artist’s women-centric works truly defy classification, conveying everything fro...


Farshid Razavi, Moments of Life, Light in Family Room, Acrylic on Canvas, 48''x 36''

Collective Creativity at Agora Gallery

Posted: May 16, 2016 12:36 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This May Agora Gallery presents a slate of exhibitions probing faraway lands. Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition is a collection of work from accomplished Thai artist Banjerd Lekkong, whose intricate metal sculptures offer an updated interpretation of Hinduism and the possibilities of its artistic aesthetic. Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand is a unique platform for some of the most daring contemporary painters and photographers working in those countries today. No fewer than eighteen artists are represented in Elixir of Nature from a...


Call For Entries, "Flowers"

Posted: May 13, 2016 13:52 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

Call For Entries, "Flowers" $8,025 in Cash & Art Marketing Art-Competition.net is proud to announce the Art Call "Flowers". There will be 7 winners and 10 honorable mentions. This competition is open to all artists/photographers worldwide. The participant must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography, digital art, fiber art, etc. Full Perspectus Theme: "Flowers" - Flowers have inspired fine artists and photographers to create some of their most beautiful, emotional and memorable works of art. Throughout hi...


Wall sign at Art for Every Home show, Grey Art Gallery, NYC.

On Thursday, April Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000, now at Grey Art Gallery of NYU.

Posted: April 23, 2016 17:35 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On Thursday, April 20th, the exhibition Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000, opened at the Grey Art Gallery of NYU. The show, and the catalogue, that also has the AAA print list, are so welcome! Our thanks to Gail Windisch who started the ball rolling and who not only created the list of the AAA prints (begun by Meg Hausberg at AAA in the 1970s), but also researched and explained the complicated publishing, commissions, gallery sales-triangle that worked so well in the late 1930s and 1940s.   Liz Seaton, of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Jane Myers, fo...


Call To Artists, "Land & Seascapes"

Posted: February 24, 2016 17:42 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

"Land & Seascapes" Art-Competition.net announces the art call "Land & Seascapes", Deadline: March 21, 2016 (Midnight EST). There will be 7 winners and 10 honorable mentions. This competition is open to all artists/photographers worldwide. The participants must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium: painting, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, fiber art, etc. "The cash prizes, art marketing prizes and the number of winners have all been increased." Awards: $8,025 in Cash and Art Marketing Prizes. Link To Art Call: "Land & Seascapes"


LA Fine Print Fair, 2016

CALIFORNIA REPORT, JANUARY 2016

Posted: February 05, 2016 11:09 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Los Angeles in January was as terrific as ever – OK a little cool and some much-needed rain – but still GREAT. At LACMA it was just lovely to see the Frank Gehry show (there’s never enough time!) and find the William Baziotes painting, Congo, 1954.   First there was the Los Angeles Fine Print Fair at Bonhams on Sunset Boulevard and then the Los Angeles Art Show at the Convention Center.   Fortunately we were able to start hanging at Bonhams on Thursday because we had much too much to install if everything had to be done on Friday, the day of the reception. The dark walls made every...


Future President by George Hughes, September 25, 1948 Saturday Evening Post cover

America, Illustrated: An Exhibition of Saturday Evening Post Cover Illustrations

Posted: December 17, 2015 12:38 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

The great illustrators of the 20th century captured American history unlike any artist before, and the famed Saturday Evening Post carried their images to millions of Americans, into their hearts and homes. At M.S. Rau Antiques, we are exploring the nation’s rich story as told by six decades of original Post illustrations in our current exhibition, America, Illustrated. Featuring original Post covers by Norman Rockwell and his contemporaries, including J.C. Leyendecker, Stevan Dohanos, Maxfield Parrish, John Philip Falter, and more, the exhibition offers a nostalgic look into a bygone age....


Pencil portrait titled "Gentile's Daughter" ...a colored pencil drawing on parchment paper.

Artist To Artist Interview...The why of becoming an artist

Posted: December 17, 2015 07:39 Last Updated: | Rex Stewart

For nearly fifty years, my mind and hands raced to create pieces that stirred the imagination of my viewers. It was never an accident that the skills I possessed were given to gloat over what I could or could not do; but to find clarity in this strange journey while creating subject matter that brought about the quest of -why? Every artist has a story or account relative to their existance. No two paths are alike. And yet, in the journey that's taken, there seem to be explosive egos that dictate the formalities of the creator. I found this to be perplexed during my early years because th...


INK Miami, Dorchester Suites, Miami Beach, Room 156.

MIAMI REPORT

Posted: December 12, 2015 13:55 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Finally back in NYC along with the inventory that arrived at the end of the week. It was nice to be away but it’s nice to be home too. And this time coming back to Cirkers really did feel like coming home. In Florida at the INK Miami Art Fair, 2015, we made groupings for the Urban/Industrial Scene (Peggy Bacon, Lou Barlow, Isabel Bishop, Alexander Brook, Michael J. Gallagher, Gwyneth Leech, and Angelo Pinto), American Modernism (Will Barnet, William Baziotes, Axel Horn, Louis Lozowick, Alice Trumbull Mason, Jackson Pollock, and Anne Ryan), and an Atelier 17 wall (Howard Daum, Dorothy D...


William Baziotes, Creature on Red Background, 1936

INK Miami Art Fair, 2015

Posted: December 12, 2015 13:48 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Sunday, December 6th is the last day! Room 156 at the Suites of Dorcester, 1850 Collins Avenue at 19th Street. The Susan Teller Gallery is showing at INK Miami. There are groupings for the Urban/Industrial Scene (Peggy Bacon, Lou Barlow, Isabel Bishop, Alexander Brook, Michael J. Gallagher, Gwyneth Leech, and Angelo Pinto), American Modernism (Will Barnet, William Baziotes, Axel Horn, Louis Lozowick (Subway Station, 1936 below), Alice Trumbull Mason, Jackson Pollock, and Anne Ryan), and an Atelier 17 wall (Howard Daum, Dorothy Dehner, Peter Grippe, and Franz Kline).


Francois Linke Secretarie

Pre-Holiday Auctions Become Essential for Retail Market

Posted: December 01, 2015 13:49 Last Updated: | Joseph Ronan Clarke

As the country saw a downturn in storefront traffic on Black Friday, retailers now turn to auction as the best way to buy before the holidays. Clarke Auction's upcoming December 6th sale provides a quality selection on a carefully selected date to bolster retail holiday stockings (no pun intended) and collection building alike.  The wide variety of fine art, modern design, Asian antiques and decorative arts present important works across a number of markets, including several extensive collections of fine jewelry and watches that will be featured in the sale.  Fine art selections will ...


Lynd Ward, Hunky Johnny, 1945, 8 x 6 inches.

Illustrated by LYND WARD

Posted: November 19, 2015 12:26 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

An exhibition of books, jackets, and magazines conceived of and/or illustrated by Ward, from the collection of Robert Dance. Now on view at The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, NYC. This is a drawing for the dusk jacket of Hunky Johnny, 1945, from The Estate of the Artist.


Art for Every Home

ART FOR EVERY HOME

Posted: October 24, 2015 17:19 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This week I received the brand-new publication Art for Every Home, Associated American Artists, 1934-2000. Hats off to Elizabeth G. Seaton, Jane Myers, and Gail Windisch, who stuck with this project and saw it to completion. Special congratulations to Windisch. She catalogued the nearly 3000 AAA editions. Until now the world has had only the list compiled by Meg Dunwoody Hausberg in, well, after the Selectric typewriter but years and years before the personal computer. Have to say that precious document has saved me many times. But now, NOW, the book has a complete checklist of the AAA pri...


Chris Silver.  Melancholy.  Oil on Canvas.  30"x30"

Three Shows at Agora Gallery Question Expression and Interpretation

Posted: October 21, 2015 02:36 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This November, Agora Gallery will introduce three new exhibitions that question how we see ourselves and the world around us. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography focuses on the potential for photography to confront and engage us in a vast, complicated, and very real world. Influence of Color pulls the viewer deep inside the mind of the artist to experience a new discernment of the self. The neighbouring show, Modalities of Expression, explores how self-expression can take on a variety of forms when excused from our standard limitations and fears. This month, Agora Gallery w...


Castro ART.  Tree of Life II.  Acrylic, Oil and Enamel on Canvas.  40"x38"

Three Exciting New Shows in New York City This October

Posted: September 20, 2015 13:32 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This October, three exciting shows make their way to Agora Gallery in a display of international talent and perspective. Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada brings a great diversity and originality from our northern neighbors to New York in a show that pushes and expands the boundaries of art. Divergent Realities presents compositions inspired from every corner of the earth in a show that transports one across time and space. Landscapes, seascapes, interiors, and even scenes a bit more abstract in nature all contribute to the canon of our understanding of reality and natu...


Bust of Christ by Edmonia Lewis, 1870

Exciting Edmonia Lewis Discovery

Posted: September 15, 2015 00:30 Last Updated: | M. Richardson

EXCITING EDMONIA LEWIS DISCOVERY An important discovery has been made of an1870 Bust of Christ by the Afro-Indian sculptor Edmonia Lewis (1842-1907). It was created for the Marquis of Bute, one of her earliest British patrons and is in the Bute family collection on the Isle of Bute off of Scotland.  An earlier piece by her commissioned by the Marquis, a Madonna and Child With Angels, is lost and thought to have been destroyed in a fire. A work by Lewis of this name was auctioned in London in the latter part of the 19th-century, but with no illustration and little other information...


Eduardo Eloy.Untitled 7.  Acrylic on Canvas.  37"x57.5"

An International Celebration of Art at Agora Gallery

Posted: August 30, 2015 14:46 Last Updated: | Olga Ku

This September, two shows open at Agora Gallery that represent the great diversity and excitement in the emerging international art scene. In the exhibition Enigmatic Visions, artists from around the world present abstract and figurative two-dimensional works that use color and composition to tell extraordinary stories about the world around us. In Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition, twenty-two artists present 75 paintings, sculptures, digital works, and mixed media pieces that prove the Latin American art scene is as multifaceted and innovative as any. Thes...


William Baziotes, Howling Creature, 1936-39

BAZIOTES in Allentown -- Last Two Days!

Posted: August 22, 2015 10:05 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

On view through Tomorrow, August 23, 2015   WILLIAM BAZIOTES: SURREALIST WATERCOLORS Allentown Art Museum 31 North Fifth Street Allentown, PA   How is it possible? The summer is nearly over and so is the Baziotes show!   The museum notes “Baziotes (1912-1963) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism who also upheld the mysterious, dreamlike, and poetic aspects of Surrealism.”   In the Reading Eagle art critic Ron Schira wrote “This impressive exhibition of Baziotes' early work offers insight toward understanding his enigmat...


Jacob Lawrence.  The Migration Series.  1940-41.  Panel 40: “The migrants arrived in great numbers.” Casein tempera on hardboard, 18 x 12″ (45.7 x 30.5 cm).  The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Gift of Mrs.  David M.  Levy.  © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  Digital image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

Last Chance to View Jacob Lawrence's Striking Narratives at the Museum of Modern Art

Posted: August 15, 2015 13:54 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

The Museum of Modern Art did a wonderful job with the Jacob Lawrence One-Way Ticket show (on view through Sept. 7, 2015). They are presenting the entire 60 panels of The Migration Series, 1940-41 (made when Lawrence was 23). Shown in one room, the tempera drawings on hardboard panels are single-spaced in clockwise order, all in simple wood frames. Clearly modernist in style, they were conceived as a narrative at the very time that the New York art world was moving away from storytelling. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, and raised in Harlem, New York City, Lawrence (1917-2000) researched his ...


Julio Girona, Farmer and Soldier, about 1940, lithograph, 9 x 12 inches.

On the Front Lines

Posted: July 29, 2015 16:15 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Today, on the last day, we made it to the League’s On the Front Lines: Military Veterans at The Art Students League of New York. Besides the exhibition itself, curator Jillian Russo included a wall of names of 3751 men and 174 women who served in the military and who either taught or studied at the League. Julio Girona and Edward Laning are among them. Clearly Laning was on the Conte Biancamano in 1949. The SS Conte Biancamano was an Italian ocean liner built in Scotland in 1925. In 1941 she was seized by the US Navy and used for military transport under the name USS Hermitage....


Puye Cliff Dwellings, July, 13, 2015

New Mexico, July 13 and 14

Posted: July 25, 2015 12:43 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Sunday, July 12, was the last day of Art Santa Fe 2015. We loved being there and had many wonderful visitors. We were especially pleased that works by Peggy Bacon, William Baziotes, Isabel Bishop, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Angelo Pinto, (east-coasters all) were noticed and admired!   Monday, July 13, we drove to the Puye Cliff Dwellings, a National Historic Landmark and ancestral home of todays’ Santa Clara Pueblo Native Americans. The site is run by the Pueblo; the guides are members as well. The mesa is volcanic tuff, a light, easily cut material that was al...


Jeff & Amelia Jeffers, owners of both Garth's Auctioneers (Columbus, Ohio) and Selkirk Auctioneers (St.  Louis, Missouri)

Checking Up, Checking In & Checking Out Your Auction Firm

Posted: July 24, 2015 12:14 Last Updated: | Amelia & Jeff Jeffers

I work with collectors from all over the country. Many of the folks I meet tell me they just don't know how to compare auction and appraisal services. Do you choose the firm who offers the highest values when evaluating your items? Clearly, high values could simply be a tool for luring business. Do you go with the cheapest? Lower fees definitely do not mean highest return. What is the saying?  You get what you pay for? I always recommend that my potential sellers visit us for an auction, or - at the very least - check out our website before, during and after an auction...


Peggy Bacon, Seated Woman Smoking, 1930, ink drawing

ART SANTA FE, 2015

Posted: July 23, 2015 20:39 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

  Sunday, July 12, was the last day of Art Santa Fe 2015. We loved being there and had many wonderful visitors. We were especially pleased that works by William Baziotes, Isabel Bishop, Howard Daum, Peter Grippe, Hugh Mesibov, and Angelo Pinto, (east-coasters all) were noticed and admired! Peggy Bacon's ink drawing, Seated Woman Drawing, 1930, was one of the hits! (They just don't make cigarette holders like that anymore.)


Call for Abstract Art

Posted: July 20, 2015 09:15 Last Updated: | ArtisTTable

The ArtisTTable is seeking art for its 2015 juried online all media Abstract Exhibition. Artists 18 and over are invited to submit art of all media for consideration in the show, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, orginal prints and more. Cash prizes are awarded to the first 3 places choosen by our juror. Submit your art by 02 August 2015. All the details and registration can be found online: www.ArtisTTableOnline.com/abstract15prospectus


Ron Pizzuti

Curating a Lifestyle: An Interview with Collector Ron Pizzuti

Posted: July 13, 2015 08:35 Last Updated: | Amelia & Jeff Jeffers

Ron Pizzuti is not easily intimidated. A successful real estate developer, Pizzuti possesses the perfect combination of tenacity and charm, with a straightforward nature that quickly fosters a sense of familiarity; traits that have undoubtedly contributed to the tremendous growth and reach of the company he founded nearly 40 years ago. However, the notoriously tough real estate industry, Pizzuti learned long ago, has nothing on the art world.​ From his earliest days in development, Pizzuti traveled - a lot. “I got tired of going to bars and cathedrals,” Ron says with a smile. “So, I ...


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